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Federal Prosecutors Eyeing Rudy Giuliani’s Lobbying Work After Arrest of Ukraine Associates

Federal Prosecutors Eyeing Rudy Giuliani’s Lobbying Work After Arrest of Ukraine AssociatesAngela Weiss/AFP/GettyRudy Giuliani’s lobbying work is said to be under scrutiny by the same U.S. attorney’s office he once led. The New York Times reported late Friday that federal prosecutors in Manhattan are looking into whether Donald Trump’s personal attorney violated lobbying laws as part of his Ukraine endeavors. While Giuliani has denied wrongdoing, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, two associates of his arrested earlier this week for alleged campaign finance violations, are believed to have worked closely with him in investigating the widely debunked corruption allegations against Joe Biden that Giuliani and Trump have sought to revive ahead of 2020. Several law enforcement sources confirmed to The Daily Beast that Giuliani’s dealings are under scrutiny in connection with Parnas and Fruman’s arrest. “It's common sense,” one person with knowledge of the inquiry into Giuliani told The Daily Beast. “If people didn't look into this, they wouldn't be doing their jobs.” A second Justice Department source echoed that sentiment, along with a federal law enforcement official who said the matter is part of an ongoing investigation. Giuliani’s work in Ukraine has previously raised questions about his lobbying status, with several Democratic senators appealing to the Department of Justice last year for information on his Foreign Agents Registration Act filings, a legal requirement for any U.S. citizen making contact with the government or media at the request of foreign politicians or officials. Giuliani said last year he’d never filed a FARA registration, a claim which raised eyebrows in light of media reports that he’d performed lobbying work for clients in Ukraine. Ukrainian-Russian developer Pavel Fuks told The New York Times earlier this year that Giuliani had been employed as a “lobbyist for Kharkiv and Ukraine” in 2017, though Giuliani denied that claim. —Pervaiz Shallwani and Noah Shachtman contributed reportingDems Want to Know: Who Paid Rudy?Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Bangladesh arrest warrant for Nobel laureate Yunus

Bangladesh arrest warrant for Nobel laureate YunusBangladeshi economist and Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus has been issued with an arrest warrant after failing to appear at a hearing over the sacking of workers at a company he heads, officials said Thursday. A judge at a court in Dhaka issued the order Wednesday as sacked workers from Grameen Communications (GC) lodged a complaint saying they were fired because they set up a trade union, court clerk M. Nuruzzaman told AFP. Yunus, who is chairman of GC, did not attend the hearing as he was abroad.



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Found on the Street, a Memory Card Labeled 'Homicide' Led Anchorage Police to Arrest a Man For Murder

Found on the Street, a Memory Card Labeled 'Homicide' Led Anchorage Police to Arrest a Man For MurderAn Anchorage woman turned in an SD card she found on the street that contained videos and images of an alleged murder in a local hotel room



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Memory card found in Alaska leads to murder arrest

Memory card found in Alaska leads to murder arrestA memory card that someone recently picked up off the ground in Anchorage, Alaska, has led to the arrest of a city resident this week on a first-degree murder charge.



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Philippine police arrest over 500 mostly Chinese for fraud

Philippine police arrest over 500 mostly Chinese for fraudPhilippine police and immigration authorities said they have arrested more than 500 illegally working foreigners, mostly Chinese involved in telecommunications and investment scams, in one of the biggest such mass arrests this year. The 542 foreigners, who were arrested Wednesday night in a raid on their company premises in metropolitan Manila, did not have work permits and were involved in defrauding victims mostly in China by blackmailing or tricking them into sending out money, said Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente and other officials. The Chinese government provided information that led to the arrests of more than 400 Chinese and other workers from Myanmar, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan and Indonesia, said police Maj. Gen. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar.



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Spanish police arrest drug traffickers who saved their lives in high speed boat chase

Spanish police arrest drug traffickers who saved their lives in high speed boat chaseSpanish police arrested four drug traffickers who stopped to save their lives after the officers were thrown overboard during a high speed boat chase off the coast of Malaga on Friday.  The three police officers fell into the sea following a collision with the trafficking boat during the chase, a Guardia Civil statement said.  A police helicopter hovering overhead appealed to the speedboat via megaphone to stop and help the officers after their boat "span out of control", and the traffickers did so, pulling the agents to safety unharmed. However, when police found three tonnes of hashish in the waters nearby, the rescue did not appear to work in the traffickers' favour. The four on board were arrested regardless.  "They were arrested for drug trafficking," a police statement said, indicating that more than 80 bundles of hash had been recovered from the sea.   In a video posted by the Guardia Civil, the boats can be seen zooming across the open ocean before the semi-inflatable trafficking boat turns into the path of the police vessel, forcing it to turn sharply, throwing the three officers overboard.  The video taken from the police helicopter then shows the officers bobbing around in the water below, before a wide shot shows the drug bundles floating nearby.  High speed chases are not unusual off the coast of Malaga and the Costa del Sol, a known drug smuggling route from Africa to Europe.  Morocco, just across the water, is the world's largest exporter of cannabis resin or hashish, according to the United Nations.  A dramatic chase at the end of last year saw police ram a suspected drug boat in the open water, before officers from the chasing helicopter managed to intercept the fleeing suspects on land.    The Spanish government has even moved to ban the high-speed semi-inflatable boats, known as RIBs, that are commonly used by traffickers to bring both drugs and more recently migrants from North Africa to Spain.



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UK police arrest 10 climate activists before protests

UK police arrest 10 climate activists before protestsBritish police arrested 10 climate change activists in London ahead of a planned new round of protests by Extinction Rebellion on Monday, police said. A Reuters photographer said he saw police using a battering ram to break down a door and enter a former court building that was used by Extinction Rebellion to store equipment.



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Stormy Daniels settles lawsuit over arrest at Ohio strip club

Stormy Daniels settles lawsuit over arrest at Ohio strip clubColumbus police arrested her during her performance at the Sirens Gentlemen’s Club on a misdemeanor sex offense for touching three customers who were undercover vice detectives. “It could have been a lot more with a jury but we recognized that was the number that would get justice and would get attention and we agreed to that,” attorney Clark Brewster told reporters from the courthouse steps, standing alongside Daniels. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, filed suit in federal court in January, alleging police were politically motivated when they arrested her.



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Chanel Miller said she didn't know she was sexually assaulted until reading a news article about Brock Turner's arrest 10 days after she blacked out and woke up in the hospital

Chanel Miller said she didn't know she was sexually assaulted until reading a news article about Brock Turner's arrest 10 days after she blacked out and woke up in the hospitalBrock Turner sexually assaulted Chanel Miller at a frat party in 2015. A jury found Turner guilty on three counts of sexual assault in 2016.



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Greek police make arrest in 1985 hijacking of TWA Flight 847

Greek police make arrest in 1985 hijacking of TWA Flight 847Greek police said Saturday they have arrested a suspect in the 1985 hijacking of a flight from Athens that became a multi-day ordeal and included the slaying of an American. Police said a 65-year-old suspect in the hijacking was arrested Thursday on the island of Mykonos in response to a warrant from Germany. Lt. Col. Theodoros Chronopoulos, a police spokesman, told The Associated Press that the hijacking case involved TWA Flight 847.



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